Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar

Photography by Uva

Words by Nikki Bayley on 19-Mar-2015

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Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC , Canada
Tel: +1 604 632 9560
Website: View bar's website
Door: Open door
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes


Under the stewardship of Lauren Mote, one half of the Bittered Sling bitters empire, Uva Wine Bar changed its name to Uva Wine and Cocktail bar. This small but significant switch is mirrored in the creative cocktails on offer that start with signature shakes featuring approachable drinks such as the sage tea-spiked Gin Gin Donkey, a seasonal list of new creations and a geeky cognac and whisky-heavy page of smoky sippers like the Laphroaig, Punt y Mes, and boreal forest cordial Peater Rabbit. A generous 4-hour Happy Hour with drinks and food specials (try the cocktail-filled lighter-than-air zeppoli Italian doughuts) makes it an obvious daytime haunt, but evening brings live music, DJs and cocktail contests.

The 'wine bar' part of Uva is best represented by its flights and sizeable by-the-glass programme heavy on local BC, and Italian wines with some eclectic choices from boutique wineries from as far afield as Croatia and Austria. Sharing a kitchen with Cibo, one of the city's better Italian restaurants, brings an excellent selection of share plates and fresh-made pastas. Dig in at the cosy booths or talk spirits with the friendly staff at the bar.

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